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Police: Broner can fight on Friday since warrant is for Ohio only

Adrien Broner has found a temporary safe haven in Washington D.C., where his title defense against Ashley Theophane is scheduled to take place this weekend.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It looks like Adrien Broner's 140lb title defense is good to go this Friday as local police in Cincinnati say that Broner is under no threat to be apprehended by Washington D.C. authorities, where his championship fight is scheduled to take place. Broner's legal issues, stemming from an alleged armed robbery after some high stakes bowling wagers, will not interfere with this weekend's bout since Broner's outstanding arrest warrant is limited only to the state of Ohio.

"The warrant is just only for Ohio, for the local area here, so it does not affect his ability to be in other places," the police source said. "The charges were brought forth locally here for Ohio. The location was for Ohio."

Cincinnati police are said to want Broner to turn himself in as soon as possible, but you can guaran-damn-tee that he won't be doing so before he cashes his fat check in a few days.

"At this point, he doesn't have to do that," the source said of Broner turning himself in. "As a police department, that's something that we would hope that he does as early as he could - come in, post the bond and then, if you're out on bond, you can kind of go about your daily business until a court date is set. That's what we would hope that he does. But again, it's up to him and his attorney to determine what's best for him."

Broner has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery and has a bond set at $100,000. He would only be required to pay 10% of that amount to post bond once he turns himself into authorities. In the meanwhile, Broner will take on Ashley Theophane at the DC Armory this Friday on a PBC card televised by SpikeTV.

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